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Unread 02-13-2013, 01:23 AM   #1
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Default Sadie was sick last night

Sadie seemed pretty normal when we went to bed last night but she got up in the night and vomited several times and urinated in house.
I didn't know until this morning when my wife told me. She was drinking water but very lethargic all morning and into the afternoon. She didn't eat until noonish when she ate a few bites. She started perking up in late afternoon and seems fine this evening.
If it had continued any longer, I would have taken her to vet.
Don't know if she got into something she shouldn't but can't think of any opportunity she would have had.

What does one do when their dog obviously does not feel good? I do not know if there is anything to give them to help. Mostly, I just let her sleep on my lap or anywhere else she chose to lie down and as I said if she hadn't perked up, she'd be at the vet tomorrow.
Any similar experiences or advice?
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Unread 02-13-2013, 01:50 AM   #2
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Sometimes dogs do find a way to get into the strangest things leaving us wondering what it could be. That said, whenever one of my dogs has shown signs of not feeling well, I pretty much do as you have done except that I usually give a call to her ER vet to at least alert them. They've often helped ease my mind and other times have recommended I bring her (them) in.
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What JGLI said, MrJohn. I think there are certain symptoms that require a rapid response -- such as pale gums -- but something like what you described, I'd be more inclined to do a wait-and-see for 24 hours.

I have an RN friend who uses what she calles the Rule Of Three: For kids and dogs, if they show no improvement after three days, see a doc/vet. I tend to be more over-protective, though.

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MrJohn, I'm with JGLI and Ramona. Dogs are so much like little kids that can't talk. We worry to death because we have no clue what's wrong. I usually give it a day, and then call the vet.

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Thank you! She's her normal self now and I guess I'll never know what was wrong.
Can dogs take Peto?
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I'm pretty sure I have given Arny something similar in the past. Glad. To hear she's back to normal

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They can take something like human Pepto Bismal but unsweetened. Humans can take the dog one too. Our vet told us about it with Lucy. Tastes awful she said.
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Cool...not sure she'd take it but a turkey baster should get it down her if she needs it
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LOL! A turkey baster!! Now that is something I never thought to do. Glad to hear Sadie is feeling better.

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I love your dog's name, MrJohn.

Failing a turkey baster, you could get one of those "syringe" kinds of medicine dispensers, although it wouldn't be near as much fun. I keep one around for emergencies. Never knew you could give a dog Pepto Bismol. Good info!

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